Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Sept. mingle

for the ongoing swap on Byhand group. Once again we had some fantastic options.

Sept 3 Labour Day (US & Canada)
Sept 9 Kite Festival (China)
Sept 11, 1885 D.H. Lawrence Birthday
Sept 12 Rosh Hashanah - New Year (Israel)
Sept 12, 1944 Barry White Birthday
Sept 13 Positive Thinking Day
Sept 13 International Chocolate Day
Sept 15, 1890 Agatha Christie Birthday
Sept 16, 1925 B.B. King Birthday
Sept 16, 1956 David Copperfield (Illusionist) Birthday
Sept 18, 1939 Frankie Avalon Birthday
Sept 19 Hippocrates Birthday (Greece)
Sept 21 & various other days Apple Festival
Sept 21 International Day of Peace
Sept 21, 1934 Leonard Cohen Birthday
Sept 21, 1866 H.G. Wells Birthday
Sept 22 Oktoberfest (Germany)
Sept 22 Yom Kippur (Israel)
Sept 25 Moon Festival (Hong Kong)
Sept 25 Tet Thrung Thu (Vietnam) Harvest Festival
Sept 25 National Comic Book Day
Sept 26, 1774 Johnny Appleseed Birthday
Sept 28, 1901 Ed Sullivan Birthday
Sept Save the Tiger Month
Sept Native American Month
Sept National Honey Month

Flower of the Month: Aster
Horoscope: Virgo Aug 23 - Sept 22
Color: Aqua
Birthstone Mod: Sapphire, Trad: Sapphire Mystical: Agate
Number 9 (use #9 or any number that starts with the number 9, example 9,
92, 99, 900, 9,000,001 etc)

I chose to do the Kite Festival. Unfortunately it was the only event that spoke to me!

The background is gesso painted on water colour paper then painted, the blue is acrylics and the green is Twinkling H2O's, it does have a bit of sparkle to it. I then stamped a flourish in metallic blue across the sky to give 'wind' movement. You can't see it in the scan. I stamped the asian images on Basic Grey paper that has a cherry blossom pattern to it, cut them out to make kites, attached gold metallic thread for the string and blue floss for the tail and attached them to the page. The text is cg. Hope the recipient likes it!


Nancy Maxwell James said...

love those images - they are so detailed and pretty!

Lindart said...

Love how you made the kites! Very creative! Now I have to figure out which one I'm going to do...!

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous kites M-B!! and I am loving the action in your work. Wish I could see the Twinkling effect better but I can imagine it looks fab!!

Linda T.